UPDATE: After listening to a worried Mark Madryga talking about a “dump” of snow for the Fraser Valley and after seeing this post by Accuweathers Bret Anderson, I thought it worth the update.
Mr. Anderson is calling for up to 25cm across the Island, with up to 40cm (1ft 3in) in our area through Wednesday.
He’s calling for it to change to rain by Thursday, but I still think we have a good chance of our Valley trapping enough cold air to keep it snowing, through Thursday, with freezing rain happening whenever the changeover happens. At the very maximum if it stays cold through Thursday it’s possible we could have close to 2ft of snow. If that happens, or even if we “only” get 1ft, it means when it warms up and rains hard on Friday we will have major threat of flooding.
The time to prepare is now and tomorrow morning.
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So for anyone hoping for a snowday this week (Linda! 🙂 ) It looks like your best bet is Wednesday.
I’m actually surprised that it got down below -6C as The Weather Network forecast yesterday (they said it could be as low as -9C this morning and it’s currently -8 at the airport). That’s thanks to the fog staying away. I still see stars in the sky this morning so we might even have sun from start to finish today. Not bad for a Monday!
This week will definitely be interesting. The models up until yesterday seemed kind of all over the place, they would change drastically from one run to the next. But it’s for sure that the action will start Tuesday afternoon and evening. With cold like this hanging around in the Valley, there’s no doubt we will start with snow.
Here’s what it looks like for the week.
My bet is that because the first two pulses of moistures don’t look overly strong, they will likely fall as snow. Friday looks like a biggie though, so I think by then we will definitely turn to rain and wash anything that we have gotten away.
After this weekend. It looks wet. Very wet. All next week.